About Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas
Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker's Rosas has been a leading light in contemporary dance in Europe for more than 20 years.
A pioneer of minimalist music, Steve Reich has been described as America's greatest living composer. Here, Rosas presents an evening of dance devoted to his music, featuring two existing pieces of dance and two new works.
The first of two new works is Four Organs, set to Reich's controversial composition created in 1970 for four Hammond organs. The second, Eight Lines, is danced to Reich's piece of the same name for two pianos plus wood and strings.
Completing the programme is the classic Piano Phase, which sees De Keersmaeker's choreography stripped down to its bare bones, as the dancer's deft movements mirror the tight phrases of Reich's music. Drumming - Part 1 is another celebrated work in which De Keersmaeker's powerful, energetic choreography is once again partnered perfectly with Reich's definitive style as 13 dancers move to the beat of four live percussionists.
Reich's score will be brought bursting to life live on stage by the acclaimed music group Ictus.